Control Anxiety Attacks – How to Overcome Travel Fears?
“I travelled to Washington” – A Panic Away Success Story
“Getting ready to leave Friday evening, I started to get really nervous about our three -hour drive to D.C. to visit my fiance’s sister and her fiance. I even started to shake and sweat a little towards the beginning.
But this time, I was able to use Panic Away’s techniques and not let it escalate. I sat in the car and took note of my sensations, and tried to embrace them as best I could. Then I told the panic to do its worst. And I trusted my body to take care of itself. And it did! The panic symptoms faded about 45 minutes into the car ride.
Now that I understand my panic symptoms I am able to ride them out better. Before, the panic would only escalate, until the point where I’d be paralyzed in the car, crying from the panic. And getting to my destination didn’t usually make it better, I’d have general anxiety throughout the whole trip.
But this weekend I was able to enjoy everything we did! We saw the monuments, went out to dinner, went to a busy food expo among hundreds of other people, and took the metro (which used to make me feel claustrophobic). And it felt so liberating! It was SUCH a confidence booster.
I was afraid I’d never be able to have a normal trip again but I am! And next weekend I am flying to Florida and after this weekend I am starting to really look forward to the trip….whoo!”
Christine used the 21 second countdown four simple steps to control her anxiety by observing, embracing, demanding more, and trusting. Congratulations Christine! There is no stopping you now, we are all rooting for you on your next journey.
Control Anxiety Attacks – How to Overcome College Freshmen Fears?
Feel Your College Fear and Do It Anyway!
Many people have preconceived notions of what college will be like. They have seen it in movies. It’s where you meet your best friends, have great sex and an amazing social life.
When this doesn’t happen many people can feel down about it. Maybe they didn’t click with a group in their class or don’t have the right people to socialize with.
They go home in the evening and wonder why they are not having a great ‘college experience’.
Maybe you feel something similar?
What many people don’t tell you is that the first year in college is actually quite an anxious year. You are no longer in the safety net of your old school where you knew everyone; this is all new and scary. It is an extremely nerve-wrecking time for almost everyone (even if they do a good job of hiding it).
The anxiety start before you even begin college.
Will I know anyone? Will anyone talk to me? Will they like me?
What if they all know each other already? What if I am late?
What if I say something really dumb?
Even once you have established a group of friends, classes can still be a cause of anxiety. You are learning new topics and may feel out of your depth. Many are afraid to ask questions for a fear of ‘sounding stupid’
What if it is way too hard for me? What if I don’t understand the topic?
If you haven’t made friends yet, then a cause of anxiety may be who to sit next to and where will you go on your break in between classes? No one wants to be seen as a loner.
The freedom of college is great but its damn stressful too!
To help ease college anxiety here are a few tips
7 things to help make college life less stressful.
1. Remembering everyone is in the same boat- they are all out of their comfort zone even though they hide it well.
2. If you see that someone is alone, talk to them. You will be amazed at how well people respond.
3. Don’t wait to be chosen -choose yourself. If you don’t think your class is social enough or you aren’t getting to know them then organize a night out, or a trip or even set up a Facebook page where you can all chat.
4. Branch out. Don’t just try to make friends in your class. Joining societies is by far the best way to meet people who share your interests. That’s where you will meet the people you have most in common with.
5. You are paying them. Remember that lecturers are being paid to help you. Take advantage of that and approach them. 95% of other student won’t. You can email them and ask to meet for a coffee to get extra help or insight with a part of your course that you struggle with. (Might help with the grades too as they then know you are interested)
6. Ask for help. Most universities have free doctors and counselling services, use them if you need to.
7. It is going to fly by. College years are some the best years of your life but they zip by so enjoy them and do as much as you can. You will spend years later wishing you were back there so try and make the most of it even if you find it stressful at times.
Feel your college fear and do it anyway!
To learn how to control anxiety attacks, watch these 2 videos below –
By Barry McDonagh, who is an international panic disorder coach. He created the Panic Away program to help people around the world deal with their anxiety and avoid panic attacks – a subject that he is personally attuned to because he himself found that he was prone to these issues since he was young. His hatred of his powerless lead him down the path of finding natural ways to treat himself without having to depend on expensive medications.
His informative site on all issues related to panic and anxiety attacks can be found here: Control Anxiety Attacks – How to Keep Yourself Calm?